From Mandeville Police
Friday November 8th just before 11AM, acting on the tip from a fellow student, Mandeville Jr. High Administration and our School Resource Officer (SRO) recovered a handgun from a 13-year-old white male 7th grader. The 7th grader reportedly made threatening comments directed towards our SRO.
As of this time the weapon is recovered, and the suspect student is in custody at the Mandeville Police Department. No students, staff or officers are in danger.
Our detectives are questioning the suspect currently. Once the appropriate criminal charges are determined, the juvenile suspect will be booked accordingly and transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.
Upon further investigation the juvenile has been arrested for Carrying a Firearm on School Property/ Firearm Free Zone and will be booked into Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center. Further investigation also revealed there are no credible threats to any of the students, staff, or School Resource Officers at this time.